New York, Doubleday, 1980. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A good book in a very good jacket. Inscribed by the author 'Octavia E Butler / For Dave / Enjoy'. An important novel. Leaves are musty, likely from sub-optimal storage. It could do with a good airing out. Otherwise in very good shape with just a little handling wear and bumping, edges a little foxed, some offsetting to endpapers. Cover art by John Cayea [7570, Hyraxia Books].